It’s best to seek the help of a nurse attorney when facing any accusations. However, some nurses tend to face these results instead without thinking that nurse attorneys are always reliable for matters such as these.
This is what happened to a certain RN in Austin, Texas on February 2014. During the time of the initial incident, the RN was employed in a medical center in Austin and had been in the position for more than a year.
On or about March 4, 2004, the RN removed 2.0 mg of Dilaudid at 12:52 a.m. and, again, at 5:44 a.m. from the Pyxis system using a patient’s patient information. The RN documented that she administered the Dilaudid on March 3, 2004, instead of March 4, 2004.
A Pyxis system is an automated medication dispensing machine. In order to obtain medication from the Pyxis machine, a nurse must enter a password into the Pyxis system. The Pyxis machine stores information on all withdrawals.
The Texas Board of Nursing gave the RN the chance to defend herself. However, she was not able to provide a good defense for herself, especially when the drug screening results were brought up to her. Therefore, the Board placed her RN license to a disciplinary action instead.
Having all these problems was never easy and should never be dealt with alone. You need someone who can help you at times like these, someone that is very reliable and knows what to do if you are facing such allegations or accusations. Any problem always has a solution.
If you also received a letter from the Texas Board of Nursing regarding a case or complaint filed on you, you should hire a nurse attorney immediately before it’s too late. Texas nurse attorney Yong J. An is one of those dedicated nurse lawyers who helped various nurses in their cases since 2006. You may contact him 24/7 at (832) 428-5679 for more information or if you want to schedule a private consultation.